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2 Book Launches and an Interview

Broadcasted on Friday November 29, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ –In the first hour, from a November 21st event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Joan Kuyek launching and discussing her new book, “Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining industry”. In the second hour, from an October 20th event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Julie Paul reading from and launching her new collection of short fiction, “Meteorites”. You’ll also hear Carolyn Smart reading from her own work that evening. Following that, you’ll hear a telephone interview I recently conducted with author and publisher Shane Joseph about the publication of his short story in an international anthology “Fear & Courage” (Timeless Wisdom Imprint, Exisle Publishing, Australia, 2019), his own edited & just launched local anthology in the “Hills Spirit” series, and the local art and lit scene in Cobourg.

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Readings and Talks from 2 recent, local book launch events

Broadcasted on Friday, November 22, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from an October 8th event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Barrie Gilbert launching and discussing his new book, “One of Us: A Biologist’s Walk Among Bears”. In the second hour, from an October 25th event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Nikki Reimer launching and reading from her new book of poetry, “My Heart is a Rose Manhattan”. You’ll also hear Nancy Jo Cullen and Anita Dolman each reading from their own new and selected work that evening.  

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Readings from a local seasonal reading series, and a local open mic

Broadcasted on Friday, November 15th, from 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from an event held at The Book Shop in Tamworth on October 19, you’ll hear readings by John Steffler reading from his “Forty-One Pages: On Poetry, Language, and Wilderness”, and Stan Dragland reading from his “The Difficult”. The readings were followed by a Q&A that will bleed a few minutes into the 2nd hour. In the second hour, from the October 1st ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear as yet unaired readings by Justin Gow, Lee-Ann Taras, Tia Lunn, Ken Chin, Sarah Emtage, Lyle Merriam, Sasha Hill, Joshua Schyff, Alyssa Cooper, Adrienne Yee, Brent Raycroft, Eric Folsom, and me.

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Recordings of a recent book launch reading, and an open mic

Broadcasted on Friday, November 8th, from 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ –  In the first hour, from an event held at Novel Idea Bookstore on October 8th, you’ll hear Sharon Berg launching and reading from her new books, “Naming the Shadows”  and “The Name Unspoken”, and Elizabeth Greene launching and reading from her new book, “The Dowager Empress: Poems of Adele Wiseman”. In the second hour, from the October 1st ‘and the journey continues’ reading in that monthly open mic series held at the Elm Café, you’ll hear readings by Matt Drabenstott, Sarah Emtage, Karen Rudie, Sasha Hill, Lyle Merriam, Cory Tokay, Joshua Schyff, Alyssa Cooper, Adrienne Yee, Brent Raycroft, Eric Folsom, and me. And with CFRC in the first week of our annual funding drive, I’ll share important info about it, and end the show with a cut off local singer/songwriter Michelle Kasaboski’s 2018 EP, ‘The Very Thought of You’.

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Readings, performances, and discussions from recent Kingston events

Broadcasted on Friday, November 1st, from 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from the September 21st ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change – Kingston’ event, you’ll hear readings by Chantel Lavoie and me, and a musical performance by Irwin. Following that, from an October 16th book launch event at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Andree Thorpe as she talks about her new book “Fields of Hope” and answers questions. In the second hour from again an event at Novel Idea Bookstore held October 3rd, you’ll hear a reading by Tim Wynne-Jones as he launched “The Ruinous Sweep”. Following that, from the October 1st ‘and the journey continues’ reading in that monthly open mic, you’ll hear readings by Justin Gow, Shannon Hope, Lee-Ann Taras, Gwen Whitford, Tia Lunn, and Ken Chin.

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More from the September 21st 100,000 Poets for Change-Kingston event

Broadcasted on Friday, October 25th, from 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ –In the first hour, from the September 21st ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change – Kingston’ event, you’ll hear readings by Yessica Rivera Belsham, Sasha Hill, Travis Canadien, Robert Millard, Alyssa Cooper, and Billie Kearns. In the second hour from again the September 21st ‘100TPC – Kingston’ event, you’ll hear a reading by Paul Kelley, Tia Lunn, Paul Chaput, and Sarah Dunkley.

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More readings and performances from the Sept 21st ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change

Broadcasted on Friday, October 18th, from 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from the September 21st ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change – Kingston’ event, you’ll hear readings by Anne Graham, Nathalie Sorensen, Natanya Levine, Judith Popiel, and Raven Adamson. In  the second hour from again the September 21st ‘100TPC – Kingston’ event, you’ll hear a reading by Leyla Chisamore, and performances by Liam Fenton, and Ollin Drum Circle.

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Recent open mic and 100 TPC – Kingston readings

Originally broadcasted on Friday, October 11th, from 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from September 3rd reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly open mic series, you’ll hear remaining unaired readings by Kait Allen, Gwen Whitford, Sasha Hill, Cory Tokay, Anne Graham, Bob MacKenzie, Sarah Emtage, Alyssa Cooper, Lyle Merriam, Eric Folsom, and me.  Following that, with the move into the September 21st ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change – Kingston’ event, you’ll hear readings by Bethmarie Michalska, and Gwen Whitford. In the second hour from again the September 21st 100TPC – Kingston event, you’ll hear the remainder of the first set of afternoon readings with readings by Jerri Jerreat, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, and Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.

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Recent Readings from a Local Book launch and an Open Mic.

Airing originally on Friday, October 4th, from 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – in this podcast you’ll hear In the first hour, from a September 11th event at Novel Idea bookstore, you’ll hear Kristin Andrychuk reading from and launching her latest book, “Mother’s Genius”. Following that, from the September 3rd reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly open mic series, you’ll hear readings by Gwen Whitford, Sasha Hill, Jill Glatt, Roger Dorey, Cory Tokay, Devin GA, Anne Graham, Bob MacKenzie, Sarah Emtage, and Alyssa Cooper.   In the second hour from again the September 3rd reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly open mic series, you’ll hear readings by Lyle Merriam, Tia Lunn, Gwen Whitford, Sasha Hill, Jill Glatt, Roger Dorey, Cory Tokay, Devin GA, Anne Graham, Bob MacKenzie, Sarah Emtage, Alyssa Cooper, and me. 

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A Very Recent Book Launch and a Summer Reading!

This episode aired Friday, September 27th, from 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from Kate Armstrong’s launch of her book ‘The Stone Frigate: The Royal Military’s First Female Cadet Speaks Out’ at Novel Idea bookstore on September 12th, you’ll hear her discussion and reading from it. In the second hour, from a July 21st reading in the Book Shop in Tamworth seasonal series, you’ll hear readings by Erika Behrisch Elce with her recent book ‘Lady Franklin of Russell Square’, and me with mine, ‘an evening absence still waiting for moon’.A short addendum not usually included but perhaps in this case timely:Kate will be back in Kingston offering a talk at RMC from 7-9pm on October 9th, ‘The 2019 RMC Young Memorial Lecture’, in Currie Hall there and it is open to the public. Erika will be featured at the Kingston WritersFest this Sunday in the Bellevue Ballroom (Waterfront Holiday Inn) from 2-3pm in Event # 46 ‘Lady Franklin Writes: Where Historians Dare Not Go’.   

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